sympathicotonia

noun
sym·​path·​i·​co·​to·​nia | \ sim-ˌpath-i-kō-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce sympathicotonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of sympathicotonia

: a condition produced by relatively great activity or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and characterized by goose bumps, vascular spasm, and abnormally high blood pressure

called also sympatheticotonia

— compare vagotonia

Other Words from sympathicotonia

sympathicotonic \ -​ˈtän-​ik How to pronounce sympathicotonic (audio) \ adjective

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“Sympathicotonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sympathicotonia. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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